AUTM 2016 Western Region Meeting

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Nov. 1 - 4
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort
Honolulu HI, USA


Aloha from Hawaii

The AUTM Western Region Meeting delivers diverse programs for technology transfer newcomers and veterans alike. Business leaders and academic researchers gather from the United States, Canada and from around the Pacific Rim to network, exchange ideas and gain valuable industry contacts.







Enjoy an Exciting Program

Find educational and networking events for experienced and new technology transfer professionals.

Gain insights into recent developments and opportunities in the fields of Cybersecurity and Analytics; Healthcare — Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices; Photonics and Imaging; and Sustainability — AgBio, Clean Energy, and Water.







Explore Opportunities Across the Pacific Rim

Discover opportunities to exchange ideas and make valuable connections with academic technology transfer colleagues and global business leaders from the Pacific Rim and North America.






Experience the University of Hawai’i’s LAVA Lab

Join us for a FREE tour of the University of Hawai'i's Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications (LAVA). 

Laboratory Tours - Friday, November 4: 
(You can choose one of the two tour times). 

  • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • 11:00 - Noon

Visit the LAVA website to learn more about this technology and its application.








AUTM Essentials Mini-Course

The Essentials Mini-Course will be a separate one-day pre-meeting workshop that will gather individuals from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience to a common understanding of the fundamental goals and processes of academic technology transfer. This course builds skills and resources necessary to function effectively at evaluating inventions and negotiating license agreements. The workshops are designed to follow the lifecycle of the invention, patenting and licensing process: evaluation of invention disclosures, triage, patenting, marketing intellectual property, valuation, and license negotiation to established companies and startups. 

Please note that registration for the Essentials Mini-Course is an additional fee to AUTM 2016 Western Region Meeting registration.

Presentation Downloads and Attendee Roster 

The AUTM 2016 Western meeting is paperless. Handouts are not distributed at any educational sessions. To download copies of the presentations and attendee roster, registered attendees may follow the links below and login using your user name and password. If you cannot recall your user name and password, use the password retrieve system.

•    Download Speaker Presentations & Biographies
•    Download Pre-registration Attendee List

Note: This attendance list is the property of AUTM and is provided to attendees at this meeting for personal information only. Reproduction of this list is not authorized and its use for general mailings, e-mail broadcast or similar purposes is strictly prohibited.

Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP)

Demonstrate your expertise in the academic technology transfer profession by becoming a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP). All AUTM professional development courses and designated educational offerings and meetings are eligible for continuing education (CE) credits, which support your registration application. For more information about the registration process and requirements, visit the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals website at View AUTM's webinar on the RTTP: A Career Development Opportunity.

Certified Licensing Professionals (CLP) Continuing Education

Certified Licensing Professionals are required to demonstrate continued competence in their field to maintain their certification status. Individuals who hold the CLP designation can renew their credential by earning at least 40 continuing education (CE) credits. All AUTM professional development courses and designated educational offerings on the topics of licensing, technology transfer, and technology commercialization at AUTM conferences or meetings are eligible for CLP continuing education (CE) credits for certification renewal. Visit for more information on the recertification requirements. View AUTM's webinar on the CLP: A Career Development Opportunity.

The Western Region Meeting will provide 10 hours of continuing education (CE) credits for those who attend the entire meeting.

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

Your sponsorship of the AUTM 2016 Western Region Meeting underscores your involvement in the technology transfer field and helps AUTM keep registration fees low — allowing technology transfer professionals from all backgrounds and skill levels to attend. A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available. Don't have sponsorship in the budget? Consider reserving an exhibit space instead. For details, contact Madh Carson by phone at +1-847-686-2362 or via email at

AUTM Connect  

The AUTM Partnering Forum will feature AUTM Connect the online partnering and networking tool with its mobile application for iPhone and Android. The program enables attendees to create detailed organizational and personal profiles, search for other attendees, send and receive messages, easily search for licensing and collaboration opportunities and effortlessly schedule one-on-one meetings. Networking has never been easier!

Partnering at Regional Meetings using AUTM Connect

Watch this FREE webinar!

Whether you are a first-time attendee or seasoned veteran, this webinar will show you how to be more productive at AUTM meetings. Learn how AUTM Connect™ can help you schedule your meetings, market your technologies and much more.


If you have questions about the program contact Melinda Briggs at or +1-847-686-2374.

For registration information contact Lauren Rich at or +1-847-686-2351 or fax +1-847-686-2253.

Event Location: The Waikiki Beach Marriott 
Event date: 11/1/2016 - 11/4/2016